I know the term Christian is rather broad, but those of us who know Christ as savior and Lord seem to have a way of recognizing one another, and we share a special bond. Such is the case with my guest on this week’s DestinySurvival Radio. He’s Chris Ray of PreparedChristian.net.
Let me say at the outset that this week’s show is primarily aimed at fellow believers. But we don’t get all “Holy Joe” on you, so I hope you’ll listen, whether or not you consider yourself to be a Christian. That’s because Chris and I talk later in the show about prepper retreats which are open to all.
By the way, if you’re a Christian and you know of someone else who’s a Christian who doesn’t see the need for preparedness, I hope you’ll share the link to today’s show with that person.
Chris Ray is the founder of and author for Prepared Christian.net, where he uses his ministry to show that preparedness is based in scripture, and teaches people how to be better prepared for emergency situations. He has written over 450 articles on faith and preparedness, and has ranked in the top 20 survival/preparedness blogs by several ranking sites.
He is a Navy veteran, having served for four years as an Aviation Electrician and making two cruises to the Persian Gulf. He is also an NRA certified firearms instructor and is the owner of Practical Defense, a firearms training company in Minnesota.
He also has recently started PreparednessRetreats.com, where he travels to locations across America, offering 1-3 day seminars or retreats. These retreats are designed to be as hands on and as interactive with the instructors as possible.
Of course, I heartily agree with his conclusion.
Chris not only answered questions for himself. Once his site was up and running, the response was greater than anything he anticipated. So he began answering the questions others have had, too.
Before our conversation, I noted several subjects on his site of interest to Christians. I wanted to get his perspective for DestinySurvival Radio listeners. Here’s what we discussed. You can get further details by listening to our conversation and by going to PreparedChristian.net.
Topics covered will include food storage, permaculture, self defense, and more. Chris plans to teach a class on Christians and preparedness. Sessions would be designed to give participants hands-on learning experience and interaction with instructors. He’s actively looking for suitable instructors.
Chris is working on starting a nonprofit corporation. The first retreat is expected to take place this summer or fall in Virginia. People in several other states have expressed interest.
Much about these retreats is fluid, but Chris is definitely moving forward, and things are happening. He doesn’t anticipate making much money, but wants to give people opportunities to learn in venues that aren’t currently available throughout the year.
And, as always, if you have any comments on what you’ve read in this post or heard in my conversation with Chris Ray, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. What kind of conversations have you had with Christians who think prepping goes against faith in God? Would you like to see more on this site about Christians and preparedness? Or how about just sharing a few of your thoughts on the issues for Christians mentioned above?